AWESOME Terminator 2 Poster Concept Art by David Darrow December 30th, 2021

The poster for James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day ended up being just as iconic as the movie itself: Arnold Schwarzenegger sitting upon a Harley Davidson Fat Boy holding a Winchester 1887 shotgun, wearing leathers and sunglasses, with a cold blue steel hue to the environment to reinforce that Schwarzenegger is still playing a ruthless machine.

These photographs were obviously conceptualized beforehand, and David Darrow‘s stunning artwork recently uploaded to by user Marc Sans shows numerous potential promotional poster concepts, that would later be part of a promotional photoshoot for T2.

“David Darrow’s comp work for James Cameron’s “Terminator 2″ (1991). Done at Cimarron Group under the Art Direction of Jeff Bacon, who was in charge of the film’s campaign and came up with the final one sheet (the photo version we all know).”

Marc Sans

We’ve knocked together a collage, as you can see below, for those not familiar with the Terminator 2: Judgment Day photoshoot and how they corelate to the concept art.

Terminator 2 Concept Posters and T2 Photoshoot Comparison

The ideas explored by David Darrow, likely during production, are interesting, but many fans will agree that the final money shot of Arnold sitting astride the Harley was the right decision.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Theatrical Poster

Thanks to Terminator Fans Logan Wood and Ozan for the heads up!

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Larz Ricondo
Larz Ricondo
4 months ago

This would be a great addition to my art collection.

4 months ago

On first poster John looks like Rupert Grint), Sarah has cute peaceful face and i think would be better if she looked to opposite side. Two last posters are very cool (there is one promo image with minigun in the same position). Overall very good and stylish works.